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Dennis  J. Loiacono
 

Dennis J. Loiacono

Counsel
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2022
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Dennis Loiacono advises private equity firms, financial institutions and large companies in domestic and international real estate matters involving mergers, acquisitions, sales and debt and equity financings. He also advises clients in connection with real estate-related restructuring matters, securitizations and project finance transactions.

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Work Highlights
  • KKR and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including the acquisition of Heartland Dental, the acquisition of PetVet Care Centers, the $5.5 billion sale of Capsugel, and Internet Brand’s $2.8 billion acquisition of WebMD
  • Blackstone and its portfolio companies in multiple transactions, including its investment in Carrix, and AMERGINT Technologies in its acquisition of Raytheon Technologies’ Space-Based Precision Optics
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as lead arranger or agent in several financings, including iStar’s term loan facility, Gartner’s committed financing in connection with its purchase of CEB, Inc. and NORDAM’s debtor-in-possession financing
  • Morgan Stanley as the initial purchasers of several notes issuances, including $3.75 billion of notes issued by Veritas and $1.25 billion of notes issued by Micron Technology
  • Vantage Data Centers in connection with the first-ever securitization of data center revenue notes
  • Microsoft in its $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub
Education
  • Hofstra University School of Law, 2007 J.D.
    cum laude; Pro Bono Award of Excellence
  • University of Maryland, 2004 B.S.
Associations
  • New York City Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 2008

Dennis Loiacono is member of Simpson Thacher’s Real Estate Practice where he advises private equity firms, financial institutions and large companies in domestic and international real estate matters involving mergers, acquisitions, sales and debt and equity financings. Dennis also advises clients in connection with real estate-related restructuring matters, securitizations and project finance.

Dennis frequently advises arrangers and sources of capital including JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Citigroup and several other large and middle-market financial institutions in lending and capital markets transactions with critical real estate issues. 

He counsels the foremost private equity firms on real estate issues throughout the investment lifecycle, including Blackstone, KKR, Snow Phipps, Hellman & Freidman, Centerbridge Partners, EQT Private Equity and Apax Partners.

Dennis has also advised numerous strategic and private equity clients in connection with the acquisition, financing and disposition of energy and infrastructure assets, including Blackstone, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, Global Infrastructure Partners, EQT Infrastructure, KKR and NextEra Energy.

His recent transactions have included advising:

  • KKR and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including the acquisition of Heartland Dental, the acquisition of PetVet Care Centers, the $5.5 billion sale of Capsugel, and Internet Brand’s $2.8 billion acquisition of WebMD;
  • Blackstone and its portfolio companies in multiple transactions, including its investment in Carrix, and AMERGINT Technologies in its acquisition of Raytheon Technologies’ Space-Based Precision Optics;
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as lead arranger or agent in several financings, including iStar’s term loan facility, Gartner’s committed financing in connection with its purchase of CEB, Inc. and NORDAM’s debtor-in-possession financing;
  • Morgan Stanley as the initial purchasers of several notes issuances, including $3.75 billion of notes issued by Veritas and $1.25 billion of notes issued by Micron Technology;
  • Vantage Data Centers in connection with the first-ever securitization of data center revenue notes;
  • Microsoft in its $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub;
  • NN, Inc. in the sale of its Life Sciences business to affiliates of American Securities;
  • Snow Phipps Group in its acquisition of Prototek;
  • Authority Brands and Apax Partners in Authority Brand’s acquisition of Monster Tree Service;
  • BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. in its all-stock merger with Builders FirstSource;
  • Tosca Services and Apax Partners in Tosca’s acquisition of Contraload;
  • G-III Apparel Group in the restructuring of its retail operations segment;
  • The initial purchasers in concurrent senior secured notes offerings aggregating approximately $1.1 billion and the arrangers in an extension of senior secured revolving credit facilities by Diebold Nixdorf;
  • The initial purchasers in a $500 million notes offering by SBA Communications;
  • The underwriters in a common stock offering by Brinker International;
  • Harsco in its acquisition of Stericycle’s Environmental Solutions business;
  • The joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner in Weatherford’s exit financing;
  • Gardner Denver in its combination with Ingersoll Rand’s Industrial segment;
  • Syncsort in its $700 million acquisition of Pitney Bowes’ Software Solutions business;
  • PHC Holdings in its acquisition of the Anatomical Pathology business of Thermo Fisher Scientific;
  • Best Buy in its acquisition of GreatCall;
  • SK Holdings in its acquisition of AMPAC Fine Chemicals;
  • Hovnanian Enterprises in several debt financing transactions; and
  • The initial purchasers, underwriters and lenders in comprehensive refinancing transactions for MEG Energy Corp.

Dennis received his J.D., cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law and a B.S. from the University of Maryland. He is admitted to practice in New York.

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